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Title: Perspectives of antiferromagnetic spintronics

Abstract

Antiferromagnets are promising for future spintronics applications owing to their interesting properties: They are magnetically ordered, but neighboring magnetic moments point in opposite directions which results in zero net magneti- zation. This means antiferromagnets produce no stray fields and are insensitive to external magnetic field perturbations. Furthermore, they show intrinsic high frequency dynamics, exhibit considerable spin-orbit and magneto-transport effects. Over the past decade, it has been realized that antiferromagnets have more to offer than just being utilized as passive components in exchange bias applications. This development resulted in a paradigm shift, which opens the pathway to novel concepts using antiferromagnets for spin-based technologies and applications. This article gives a broad per- spective on antiferromagnetic spintronics. In particular, the manipulation and detection of anitferromagnetic states by spintronics effects, as well as spin transport and dynamics in antiferromagnetic materials will be discussed. We will also outline current challenges and future research directions in this emerging field.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science - Office of Basic Energy Sciences - Materials Sciences and Engineering Division
OSTI Identifier:
1433003
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics Letters. A; Journal Volume: 382; Journal Issue: 13
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
Magnons; Spin Hall effect; Antiferromagnets; Spin dynamics; Spintronics

Citation Formats

Jungfleisch, Matthias B., Zhang, Wei, and Hoffmann, Axel. Perspectives of antiferromagnetic spintronics. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1016/j.physleta.2018.01.008.
Jungfleisch, Matthias B., Zhang, Wei, & Hoffmann, Axel. Perspectives of antiferromagnetic spintronics. United States. doi:10.1016/j.physleta.2018.01.008.
Jungfleisch, Matthias B., Zhang, Wei, and Hoffmann, Axel. Sun . "Perspectives of antiferromagnetic spintronics". United States. doi:10.1016/j.physleta.2018.01.008.
@article{osti_1433003,
title = {Perspectives of antiferromagnetic spintronics},
author = {Jungfleisch, Matthias B. and Zhang, Wei and Hoffmann, Axel},
abstractNote = {Antiferromagnets are promising for future spintronics applications owing to their interesting properties: They are magnetically ordered, but neighboring magnetic moments point in opposite directions which results in zero net magneti- zation. This means antiferromagnets produce no stray fields and are insensitive to external magnetic field perturbations. Furthermore, they show intrinsic high frequency dynamics, exhibit considerable spin-orbit and magneto-transport effects. Over the past decade, it has been realized that antiferromagnets have more to offer than just being utilized as passive components in exchange bias applications. This development resulted in a paradigm shift, which opens the pathway to novel concepts using antiferromagnets for spin-based technologies and applications. This article gives a broad per- spective on antiferromagnetic spintronics. In particular, the manipulation and detection of anitferromagnetic states by spintronics effects, as well as spin transport and dynamics in antiferromagnetic materials will be discussed. We will also outline current challenges and future research directions in this emerging field.},
doi = {10.1016/j.physleta.2018.01.008},
journal = {Physics Letters. A},
number = 13,
volume = 382,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun Apr 01 00:00:00 EDT 2018},
month = {Sun Apr 01 00:00:00 EDT 2018}
}